OECD Trade Policy Studies Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Limits on Cadmium in Plastics and PVC
Abstract:This chapter looks at the effects of the EU Directive limiting the acceptable level of cadmium, a toxic chemical used in the production of plastics. It shows that products exceeding the acceptable limits continue to be imported, sometimes as a result of ignorance in producing and exporting countries, sometimes because of differences in limits set by EU countries, and sometimes because the imported products contain a multiplicity of components obtained from a variety of suppliers, some in compliance, some not.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: November 1, 2005